Making the Most Out of Ville Film Festival

Getting Started

Head to the Box Office on Division St near Cheech’s Own Coffee Company. Here is where you’ll be able to:

  • Pickup pre-purchased passes and tickets.
  • Purchase tickets for screenings and features for the day.
  • Receive your drink wristbands alcoholic beverages.
  • Grab an event program and purchase Ville Film Fest merchandise!

All-Access Promotions

With all-access passes, attendees also have the opportunity to redeem exclusive promotions from businesses on Division St, including:

  • Cheech’s Own: 10% off beverages
  • Blue Sheep: 10% off purchase
  • Jade Salon: 10% off blowouts only
  • Artisanal Tattoo: Skateboard decks raffle

Your program will serve as your screening schedule, making it simple for you to learn more about our films and where to find them.

Division Street Takeover

It’s a Ville Fest takeover on Saturday as we transform Division Street into the center of the film festival. After checking in, head over to our Step & Repeat for a photo op before exploring our street vendors and entertainment. 

Food & Drink

We’re lucky enough to have some amazing food vendors including local businesses including:

  • Turf, Surf & Earth
  • Division Cafe
  • DeMartino’s

For our patrons 21 and older, Verve will be hosting a beer/wine garden right on Division St, along with exclusive cocktails being offered within Cheech’s Own Coffee Company. 


Throughout the day we will have a variety of musicians taking over the Division St Summer Stage.

Saturday’s Lineup

12pm to 1pm – Anaphylactic Shok

2pm to 3:30pm – Backhouse

4pm to 5pm – LOOMS

6pm to 7:30pm – Tam Garcia

At Cheech's Own...

While the cafe will still be open as normal it will also serve as the filmmaker hub, giving attendees the chance to meet and interact with the creative minds that have traveled to screen their work.

Throughout the day, Verve will also be using the back of Cheech’s Own to sell and serve exclusive cocktails for the film festival. As the day winds down, Cheech’s Own will be hosting a comedy/poetry show at 7:30pm.

Some of the comedians included are:

  • Rishi Mathur
  • Alex Grubard
  • Angela Sharp
  • Danny Braff
  • Vishnu Vaka
  • Greg and Rob
  • Gordon Baker Bone

General Info


Cocktails/Beer/Wine Garden: 12pm to 7pm

Box Office:  10 am to 5 pm


Somerville has parking lots located throughout town. Here’s a full map of where you can find them:




Bridgewater Locals To Bring Film Festival To Somerville

Founders of Cheech’s Own Coffee Company created “Ville Film Festival” to make Somerville a focal point for fine arts and tourism.


Inaugural Gala for Ville Film Festival to be Hosted at Village Brewing Company in Somerville

On Thursday, August 8th, Ville Fest Inc. will host a fundraising gala open to the public at Village Brewing Company. This fundraising event is in efforts to raise money for the inaugural Ville Film Fest on October 5, 2019. Accompanying exceptional drinks and food will be a raffle offering amazing prizes from local businesses.


Somerville film festival to raise funds with Aug. 8 gala at brewery

Seems like every downtown in Central Jersey wants to have its own film festival.

Somerville is the latest of the bunch with Ville Fest coming in October. To raise funds for it, the nonprofit Ville Fest Inc. is throwing a gala on Aug. 8 at Village Brewing Co., a hot new spot downtown.


Somerville Film Fest Hosts Fundraising Gala Tonight

The owners of Cheech’s Own Coffee Company at 25 Division St. are the latest to form a non-profit corporation to promote and enhance the arts and tourism in Somerset County’s evolving Downtown.


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